Posts tagged "transgender"

Against Me!’s Tom Gabel Comes Out As Transgender

In 2007, Against Me!, a punk rock band from Gainesville, Florida, released a song called "The Ocean." In his trademark melodic growl, lead singer Tom Gabel sang the following lyrics: "If I could have chosen/I would have been born a woman/My mother once told me she would have named me Laura/I would grow up to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 9, 2012

Chloe Sevigny In Trouble For “Tranny” Talk

Chloe Sevigny: I got reamed out by The Advocate the other day for saying "tranny." I guess I referred to [my character] as a "tranny" a couple of times and apparently, that's a no-no in the community. I felt really bad! Nobody had ever told me. Did you know that? Huffington Post: I just know that…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Gloria Allred Would Be “Impressed” With His Dick Size, Donald Trump Crows

When pressed about transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova, who was first disqualified from Miss Universe and then re-qualified following an uproar, pageant co-owner Donald Trump bragged that Jenna's lawyer Gloria Allred would be "very impressed" with his anatomy, if he were forced to prove his gender. EW. [New York Daily News] Shaima…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2012

Canada’s Miss Universe Contestant Banned — For Being Born A Boy

Jenna Talackova is a 23-year-old, blonde-haired, blue-eyed Miss Canada pageant queen, who's probably not much different than her fellow pageant competitors -- except that that she was born a boy. Talackova says she knew she was in the wrong body by the time she was 4, and began living as a girl (and undergoing hormone…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 26, 2012

The Girl Scouts Are Actually A Front Organization For Planned Parenthood, Obviously

Oh, my Girl Scout years. Swabbing each other's cervixes. Examining each other's breasts for strange lumps. Aborting each other's unborn children. Those were the days! Well, not anymore. Thanks, Rep. Bob Morris of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for blowing the lid off our cover: Girl Scout troops were once able to perform pelvic exams and prescribe…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2012

Bigots Call For Girl Scout Cookie Boycott Over Inclusion Of Trans Girl In Troop

Today in Bitch, Please news: a bigoted group in Texas is calling for a boycott of scrumptious Girl Scout cookies after a Denver, Colorado, troop has allowed a seven-year-0ld boy who identifies as a girl to join them. The diarrhea-icing on this crap-cake is that a 14-year-old Girl Scout in California has also…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2012

Libra Tampon Ad Called Transphobic For Implying “Real Women” Have Periods

When pop culture depicts transgender people, they usually do it in such a facepalm way that I wonder why anyone bothers anymore. The latest what-were-you-thinking? comes courtesy of Libra tampons in New Zealand, which aired a commercial that implies trans folks who dress as women are not "real women." The commercial shows an ostensibly "real"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2012

Trans Model Andrej Pejic In Push-Up Bra Ad

Andrej Pejic is hands-down the most talked-about model of the year and not just because he — yes, he — is ethereally beautiful. The trans model has worked his androgynous look to his advantage, walking catwalks for John Paul Gaultier and covering Out magazine. Now Andrej Pejic has landed a Dutch campaign for push-u…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 14, 2011

Andrej Pejic Goes Bridal For “Out”

Transgender model Andrej Pejic is on the cover of the new issue of Out magazine, posing as a gorgeous bride. But on the inside, he gets all seductive and sexy, modeling in nothing but a snake. Out named Pejic the "Stylemaker of the Year." In the issue, Pejic admitted that being transgender means that "the…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 20, 2011

Kelly Osbourne Says Being Cheated On With A “Tranny” Is Humiliating

"Having to tell my parents my ex-fiancé Luke [Worrall] had cheated on me with a tranny was so humiliating. Everyone kept telling me that Luke was cheating on me, but I never believed them. It's hard enough to get your head around someone cheating on you... but when when someone is a chick with a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 2, 2011

Fox News Discusses The “New Trend” Of Being Transgender

I can't even deal with the stupidity in this clip of the "Fox & Friends" hosts discussing Grinnell College's new "gender neutral housing." The living space will be for students who choose to live with others regardless of gender, including transgender/gay/lesbian/no gender, and it was spearheaded by the transgender students on campus. This i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Chaz Bono Is “Motivated” By The Bigots

Chaz Bono, Cher's transgender son, says the "bitching and moaning" about him appearing on "Dancing With The Stars" is actually helping him. Chaz told the gay magazine The Advocate, "The more it makes me really want to do well. It’s the most motivating thing for me." What a good attitude to have! […
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 2, 2011

Morning Quickies: Why Is The Pregnant Man Pissed At Chaz Bono?

Thomas Beatie, AKA "the pregnant man," is pissed that "Dancing With The Stars" cast Chaz Bono instead of him. Beatie told TMZ he reached out to "DWTS" casting a few months ago about appearing ,on the show but never heard back. It was announced yesterday that Bono, a transgender man, has been cast o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2011

Will Isis’ Sex Change Help Her Chances On “Top Model: All-Stars”?

We're mega excited for the season premiere of "America's Next Top Model: All Stars," set to go live next week. And we're especially stoked to see how one of our favorite past contestants, transgender model Isis King, is going to fair. Especially because, after her first appearance on the show, Tyra Banks generously…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 19, 2011

Is This Spoof Always Ad With Drag Queens Transphobic — Or Revolutionary?

Men aren't usually in commercials for period products. But this spoof ad — which Proctor & Gamble denied via Twitter is affiliated with Always — has lots of them. Men in bright red lipstick, men in bustiers, men with beehive hairdos that would put Amy Winehouse to shame. The spoof stars drag…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2011

“Hung” Hires Transgender Actress Jamie Clayton

"Hung" has hired transgender woman actress Jamie Clayton for a storyline on its third season. This is a big deal! The big screen and the small screen are full of actors and actresses who are born one gender at birth (the term is "cisgendered"), but play a transgender character onscreen. While some of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 6, 2011

ABC’s New Comedy, “Work It,” Puts Straight Guys In Drag

You know what's really funny, guys? Putting men in women's clothes! Haw, haw, haw, haw, haw! Thus is the premise of ABC's new comedy, "Work It," about two men who can't get hired for any jobs because women are better educated, so they don wigs, skirts, and makeup. What follows is a comedy of error…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2011

Is This Sprint Ad Transphobic?

I can't turn a corner without seeing the T-mobile ad with the pretty lady in a variety of gorgeous pink dresses. But this Sprint ad warning against an AT&T and T-mobile merger is kinda dodgy. I don't necessarily disagree with the anti-monopoly politics of it (although I'll leave that to the econ majors to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 11, 2011

Eve Ensler’s Secret To Becoming A Powerful Woman

"To be a strong woman, to be a fierce woman, to be a true woman, to be a leader, to be truly powerful, you have to get to place where you can tolerate people not liking you. And know that when you actually do that, you have to fall back on your own moral imperative…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 7, 2011

J. Crew Ad Called “Blatant Propaganda Celebrating Transgender Children”

I didn't think I could love Jenna Lyons, Creative Director for J. Crew, any more, but my respect for her has grown tenfold beyond just loving her work with the line. On the brand's website, there's a feature called "Saturday with Jenna," featuring photographs of Lyons hanging out with her so…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 12, 2011
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